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#1
Holy crap. I downloaded some video converter. After about 10 minutes, I notice my computer is freezing up and lagging. I close all the programs I am running, and check out how much memory I have left. Before I downloaded the video converter, I had 5 GB on my hard drive left. After, I now had 384 MB, and I was losing MB instantly. This virus was eating a couple MB per second. I deleted the converter, that still didn't help. Then I went to add/remove programs, and removed a .47MB program called Bonjour. Next thing you know, I have all 5GB of my memory left. What would have happened if this virus ate all of my memory? Would my computer not function anymore? I'm sacred...
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#2
Everything as we know it would have been destroyed. White to black, up to down. Basically, we would have all got the bends.
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#3
once all your memory was gone russia would have invaded and .... oh wait no ... sorry, wrong thread.
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#8
Your computer would have exploded and blew the crap out of you. Either A. you would have been stuck in a wheelchair and been able to hear radio waves in your head and talk through a phone and set off nuclear weapons, or B. you would have lost half of your face and started flipping coins before you kill people. Either one would have been fun, but now you're stuck in your normal boring life. I think you should have let it happen so you could have had a bit of fun.
#10
Actually, I don;t think it was the video converter. It may have been a toolbar I downloaded at the same time.The name of the toolbar package was StarDock. I also downloaded some other things, a program called Rainlendar, Styles XP and thats about it.
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#12
Quote by thedude051
Actually, I don;t think it was the video converter. It may have been a toolbar I downloaded at the same time.The name of the toolbar package was StarDock. I also downloaded some other things, a program called Rainlendar, Styles XP and thats about it.


What was the converter called?

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If he has Itunes it would have been automatically installed on his system anyway.
#13
Quote by guitar/bass76
Don't you have a virus scanner/firewall?



That won't help if you actually download the program and run it. It would help if you scan the download before, but noone really expects it.
#14
I thought this was to do with either LHC, Russia invading Georgia or America invading Canada. Come back when something serious (read: fun) happens
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#15
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Don't you have a virus scanner/firewall?



Of course I do. I guess the virus just got past it.
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#16
Quote by newaccount
That won't help if you actually download the program and run it. It would help if you scan the download before, but noone really expects it.


This is why you use Firefox with the AVG add-on.
#18
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What was the converter called?



Easefree or something like that. But as I said, I don't think it was the video converter. i think it was some toolbar program that had the virus.
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Holy crap. I downloaded some video converter. After about 10 minutes, I notice my computer is freezing up and lagging. I close all the programs I am running, and check out how much memory I have left. Before I downloaded the video converter, I had 5 GB on my hard drive left. After, I now had 384 MB, and I was losing MB instantly. This virus was eating a couple MB per second. I deleted the converter, that still didn't help. Then I went to add/remove programs, and removed a .47MB program called Bonjour. Next thing you know, I have all 5GB of my memory left. What would have happened if this virus ate all of my memory? Would my computer not function anymore? I'm sacred...


my parents tell me I'm sacred too, but I don't go around bragging about it
#20
Dude, if you only have 5 gigs left on your hard drive, you need to do something pronto. I bet your PC is slow as sh*t.

Get an external HD for your files or sommat.
#21
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my parents tell me I'm sacred too, but I don't go around bragging about it




wow that's really odd, must pay more attention watching po.... popcorns uumm... from the internet.
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#22
I don't think that it is Bonjour's fault that caused it because it is made by Apple. Something that you downloaded must have been running on Bonjour. This happens to many worms where they feed on WMP, IE, etc.

Bonjour:
Bonjour, formerly Rendezvous, is Apple Inc.'s trade name for its implementation of Zeroconf, a service discovery protocol. Bonjour locates devices such as printers, as well as other computers, and the services that those devices offer on a local network using multicast Domain Name System service records. The software is built into Apple's Mac OS X operating system from version 10.2 onwards, and can be installed onto computers using Microsoft Windows operating systems (it is installed with iTunes, for example).


You may still have the virus but it is deactivated!
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#23
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I'm sacred...


Well, if you're sacred, jesus will save you don't worry about it.
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#24
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Dude, if you only have 5 gigs left on your hard drive, you need to do something pronto. I bet your PC is slow as sh*t.

Get an external HD for your files or sommat.


Hard Drive memory has nothing to do with the speed of your computer, it's only space. I think you're thinking of RAM, that's the memory for application processes, basically RAM is responsible for how many things you can run, and how laggy you get for running them.
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Hard Drive memory has nothing to do with the speed of your computer, it's only space. I think you're thinking of RAM, that's the memory for application processes, basically RAM is responsible for how many things you can run, and how laggy you get for running them.


No, I'm talking about the files and stuff that exsist on your hard drive. If a hard drive is that full, it will be a lot slower in trying to find/open one file. I'm well aware of what RAM is, and if he had 5 gigs of it (DDR2, I assume) I would be impressed.
#27
HOLY CRAP! I STILL HAVE BONJOUR ON MY COMPUTER.


NO JOKE. are you sure that it was bonjour? thats an iPod related program.
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#28
Quote by thedude051
Actually, I don;t think it was the video converter. It may have been a toolbar I downloaded at the same time.The name of the toolbar package was StarDock. I also downloaded some other things, a program called Rainlendar, Styles XP and thats about it.


If I rememeber correctly, stardock is a harmless application which looks like that thing on apple computers where when your mouse touches the side of the screen you can access shortcuts. Rainlendar is the program which allows you to display clocks, calendars etc on your desktop. I think styles XP edits a dll file to allow you to use different themes on your computer.
#29
Computer viruses eat memory and crap forgetfulness.
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#30
Quote by JMTrio134
No, I'm talking about the files and stuff that exsist on your hard drive. If a hard drive is that full, it will be a lot slower in trying to find/open one file. I'm well aware of what RAM is, and if he had 5 gigs of it (DDR2, I assume) I would be impressed.


I wouldn't, 4 to 6 gigs is very common for 64-bit vista gamers with directX 10. Obviously all of that ram doesn't get processed by the game, but they don't know that.
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#33
Stardock stuff isn't a virus, thats who makes object dock., I have bonjour too and like McCheese says, it's harmless.
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#34
The computer I'm currently using has a virus.
I'm just too lazy to deal with it now that I found a way around it.
#35
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Your computer would have exploded and blew the crap out of you. Either A. you would have been stuck in a wheelchair and been able to hear radio waves in your head and talk through a phone and set off nuclear weapons, or B. you would have lost half of your face and started flipping coins before you kill people. Either one would have been fun, but now you're stuck in your normal boring life. I think you should have let it happen so you could have had a bit of fun.

Nice reference.
#37
video converter... yea ok. if thats really it than next time make sure the site ur downloading it from is reliable i.e. dowload.com. thats wut i use. if ur not being completely honest with the pit then i suggest you be more careful clicking things. i dont mean to sound like a douche cuz getting viruses sucks but im just saying if i got a virus from porn i would lie about it.
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#38
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Hard Drive memory has nothing to do with the speed of your computer, it's only space. I think you're thinking of RAM, that's the memory for application processes, basically RAM is responsible for how many things you can run, and how laggy you get for running them.

Uh no, not exactly. If the TS has a low amount of RAM available then the operating system would be rapidly accessing the hard disk, paging data in and out of RAM and failing to keep up with the processor. Factor in that he's converting a file that's on the hard drive and the likely possibility of a heavily fragment file system and things will get very slow indeed.
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